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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: Cactus-Dev Name Conflict
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2009 02:19:25 GMT
I agree with the first sentence, but I do think it is confusing to  
have an entity named Cactus-Dev. I know I would confuse that with  
Apache Cactus.


On Jul 29, 2009, at 6:47 PM, Niclas Hedhman wrote:

> Pier,
> I think we won't know how to react to this until Larry, other  
> attorneys and the Board have worked out what will should and should  
> not protect.
> Personally, I think his site is not a problem for us, and he should  
> be given expressed permission, but see above...
> --Niclas
>> On Jul 30, 2009 4:48 AM, "Pier Fumagalli" <pier@betaversion.org>  
>> wrote:
>> I'm forwarding your message to the legal-discuss@apache.org mailing  
>> list which is specifically dealing with legal aspects / naming  
>> conflicts / ...
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/
>>     Pier
>> 2009/7/28 Ivan Kiss - Cactus-Dev <ivan.kiss@cactus-dev.com>
>> Hello Pier!
>>  My name is Ivan Kiss, managing director of the Hungarian company  
>> "Cactus-Plas". I found your e-mail address on the following page:
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/jakarta-cactus-dev/200110.mbox/%3C009301c1605d$3e2483d0$9ac8c8c8@vizzavi.fr.corp.vizzavi.net%3E
>> during browsing forums and mailing lists for a contact person for  
>> an entity named or identified as "Cactus-Dev". The reason of  
>> contacting You is to discuss a potential name conflict which was  
>> just discovered.
>>  I myself graduated as an engineer in information technology, and  
>> as such, I am interested in development tasks, for different  
>> platforms, different target devies. Some months ago a friend of  
>> mine and I established a 2-person programmer group to develop  
>> applications for Apple's iPhone hoping to sell them through Apple's  
>> online store (http://store.apple.com/us). Since the officially  
>> registered name of my company - the main activity of which is not  
>> computer technology or programming - is "Cactus-Plas", we had the  
>> idea to name our group "Cactus-Dev" referring to both the company  
>> and the activity of development, because we want to run this  
>> business through my company. I already registered the domain name  
>> cactus-dev.com, and applied for enrollment at Apple to participate  
>> in its development program, which process is already finished and  
>> we are now enabled to develop and sell our softwares. However our  
>> chosen name "Cactus-Dev" was rejected by Apple (contractor/seller  
>> name must be the company's registered name), nevertheless I already  
>> possess the domain name ownership, the webpage itself (which is  
>> only a "welcome" html) and we already registered at many websites  
>> with our mail addresses of the following format %user%@cactus-dev.com
>>  Some days ago, during a test-search with Google for any references  
>> on the web to our group Cactus-Dev, I was shocked to find the  
>> mailing lists running for many years now... :)
>>  Please contact me to clarify the further usage (of my side) of the  
>> expression "Cactus-Dev". If You do not wish to go in details, a  
>> simple answer like "you should/should not use this name" will be  
>> enough for me.
>>  We are not going to register the name "Cactus-Dev", put any  
>> copyright, whatever... But I believe this is better clarify prior  
>> to any distribution to avoid further inconveniences and difficulties.
>> Thanks in advance for your swift response!
>> Greetings from Hungary!
>> Ivan Kiss
>> Cactus-Dev
>> --
>> E-mail: ivan.kiss@cactus-dev.com, cactusplas@gmail.com
>> Mobile: (+36) 20/416-410-1
>> Fax: (+36) 76/998-648
>> --

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